The wait is over. For the first time ever, experience the majesty of Disney’s epic animated masterpiece as it roars off the screen and into your living room on Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D. With a spectacular digital picture, spine-tingling high definition sound and immersive bonus features—you will feel the love for this critically acclaimed and universally beloved classic like never before.
Embark on an extraordinary coming-of-age adventure as Simba, a lion cub who cannot wait to be king, searches for his destiny in the great “Circle of Life.” You will be thrilled by the breathtaking animation, unforgettable Academy Award®–winning music (1994: Best Original Score; Best Song, “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”) and timeless story. The king of all animated films reigns on Disney Blu-ray 3D—magic in a new dimension.
Not an ideal choice for younger kids, this hip and violent animated feature from Disney was nevertheless a huge smash in theaters and on video, and it continues to enjoy life in an acclaimed Broadway production. The story finds a lion cub, son of a king, sent into exile after his father is sabotaged by a rivalrous uncle. The little hero finds his way into the "circle of life" with some new friends and eventually comes back to reclaim his proper place. Characters are very strong, vocal performances by the likes of Jeremy Irons, Nathan Lane, and Whoopi Goldberg are terrific, the jokes are aimed as much (if not more) at adults than kids, the animation is sometimes breathtaking, and the music is more palatable than in many Disney features. But be cautious: this is too intense for the Rugrat crowd. --Tom Keogh
Versions of The Lion King on Blu-ray and DVD
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|Release Date ||October 4, 2011 || October 4, 2011 || October 4, 2011 || October 4, 2011 |
|Format/Disc # ||Blu-ray, DVD ||DVD, Blu-ray ||Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy ||The Lion King includes: Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy |
The Lion King 1 ½ includes: DVD, Blu-ray
The Lion King 2 includes: DVD, Blu-ray
|Blu-ray 3D ||No ||No ||Yes ||Yes (The Lion King Only) |
|Blu-ray ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes |
|DVD ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes ||Yes |
|Digital Copy ||No ||No ||Yes || Yes (The Lion King Only) |
|Bonus Features || |
4 Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes;
The Morning Report: Extended scene;
Disney Second Screen*;
Pride of The Lion King; The Lion King: A Memoir- Don Hahn; Disney Sing Along Mode; Interactive Gallery; Audio Commentary; Disney’s Virtual Vault: Classic DVD Features Powered by BD-Live*
*Not Available in all territories. Features subject to change.
| Same as The Lion King (Two-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray / DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging || Same as The Lion King (Two-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray / DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging) || The Lion King: Same as The Lion King (Two-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray / DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging) |
The Lion King 1 ½: Timon and Pumbaa’s Vacation Safari; Deleted Scenes; Timon: Behind the Legend; Before the Beginning: The Making of The Lion King 1 ½; Music Video
The Lion King 2: Timon and Pumbaa’s Insectapedia; “One by One”- Animated Short; Proud of Simba’s Pride; Timon and Pumbaa: Find Out Why; Music Video